Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 508415
Thunderbird 3.0b2 confused by News accounts with ports other than 119
Last modified: 2018-04-11 08:38:38 EDT
Description of problem:
Thunderbird 3.0b2 fails to handle a News account with a server port other than 119, which Thunderbird 2 was happy with.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up SSH tunnel to access NNTP server through localhost:8119
2. Make Thunderbird news account using localhost:8119
3. Open a newsgroup
4. Try to open a message
A dialog box saying "The connection was refused when attempting to contact localhost:119."
This bug makes it impossible for me to read this news account using Thunderbird.
Sorry, just works for me.
This is how I tried to reproduce it:
1) Set up new NNTP account with newsgroup server localhost
2) Change in Edit/Account Settings/<name>/Server Settings port to 8119
ssh -N -L 8119:news.gmane.org:119 <some-other-computer>
4) Subscribe in TB to gmane.test
5) Post the message
And it is here http://article.gmane.org/gmane.test/5260
Did you do everything exactly as shown above? (Especially, in account creation dialog you should NOT put localhost:8119, but change the port number in the account properties later).
The problem for me was with reading, not posting. But in any case, it's fixed in the current development tree, so it should be fine in b3.
Closing, fixed in thunderbird 3.0.